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And that's bad news, says CNN, for John McCain:
In both the 1980 and 1992 elections, poor economic conditions led voters to overwhelmingly reject the incumbent party, a trend that appears to disadvantage the Republican presidential presumptive nominee. “Whenever a solid majority of voters says the country is in a recession, it is bad news for the party holding the White House,” said CNN Senior Political Researcher Alan Silverleib. “Voters are in a sour mood and, if history is any guide, they are going to take out their anger on the Republicans. These numbers are a huge danger sign for John McCain.”
Jul 7, 2008 2:09 PM
Our main man Meph points out a problem with a new law allowing those with electric cars increased access to state roads:
The only possible glitch in this law is that fact that golf carts are excluded. I expect this is because of a safety factor, though that seems like a silly exception to me, since I seriously doubt an electric motorcycle is any safer than a golf cart.
Jul 7, 2008 2:01 PM
Richard Viguerie, a big booster of current Libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr, praises Jesse Helms for his role in supplanting the libertarian Old Right with a new militaristic New Right:
Viguerie commends Helms as a leader of the “New Right” — the big-government, pro-militarist “conservatism” that supplanted the anti-war “Old Right” of Howard H. Buffett and Robert Taft. Viguerie says that without Helms, there may not have been a “New Right” — and he thinks this would have been a bad thing.
Jul 7, 2008 1:50 PM
Progressive Nashville takes Lamar Alexander to task for going negative against Obama:
Is that Lamar!’s best impersonation of a partisan attack dog? Because it sounds a lot like whining. And when you follow it up with a call for civility, it sounds a lot like hypocrisy. Perhaps the Senator should follow his own advice and give up the trash talk.
Jul 7, 2008 1:15 PM
Toni Eaton, wife of U.S. Senate candidate Kenneth Eaton, strikes back at opponent Bob Tuke's characterization of her husband as a "used car salesman":
I have been married to him for almost 33 years we have two children and one grandchild. He is a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He is a very successful self made person. Mr. Tuke wishes he was JUST a car salesman. Kenneth has been very successful as a car dealer (there is a big difference in dealer and salesman Mr. Tuke) He is a success in real estate which includes his home which is in his name also not just his wifes (check out the deed to Tukes).... ...Kenneth doesn't have to copy the Republicans and walk (oh, excuse me, march, who came up with that lame idea) across Tennessee. I think Lamar did that a long time ago so this just goes to show you that all Tuke can do is copy Lamar.
Jul 7, 2008 12:58 PM
The Coyote Chronicles blogger is taken aback by the naivety of progressive bloggers who were surprised by Barack Obama's shift to the center:
A couple of prolific bloggers are lamenting Obama’s “shift” to the center. Really? This caught you guys by surprise? “But, hes supposed to be a different kind of politician!” they cry. No, hes supposed to be a different kind of leader. Unfortunately, you had better be a first class politician if you seek the White House. Barack Obama thrived in one of the nastiest political environments known to man…Chicago. Did some of my fellow Democrats think McCain and the RNC were simply going to slink away and hide? Don’t act shocked or dismayed when Obama morphs from Liberal Savior to Safe Centrist and back again, and try to bear in mind that in any political career (with the exception of maybe Tom Delay’s) there must be an effort to find common ground, and build unity from there.
Jul 7, 2008 10:59 AM